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Szanghajski rejestr obywateli polskich z lat 1934-1941

Document | Accession Number: 2020.185.1 | RG Number: RG-15.816

Shanghai Ledger contains the records on Polish citizens kept by the Consulate of Poland in Shanghai in 1934-1943. The ledger was the supporting administrative tool for the diplomatic outpost as well as for the citizens, who settled in a given consulate jurisdiction. Based on the ledger, Polish citizens were able to apply for various documents and compensation. They could also be found more easily by their relatives and were able to get through all the formalities at the consulate faster. The ledger records the experiences of the citizens listed and the material evidence of the care and help provided by the Polish diplomatic and consular outposts in the Far East (Tokyo and Shanghai) after the outbreak of WWII. There are many Polish Jews among registered persons. Roughly 60% of the registrants are identified as Jewish, 34% as Roman Catholic, 3% as Orthodox, and 2% as Protestant.

The copy of the ledger made in 2005 is also avaiable in The Library of Congress, along with index:
Digital copy online in pdf:

Alternate Title
Shanghai register of Polish citizens from 1934-1941
inclusive:  1934-1941
200 digital images : PDF.
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:05:23
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